Every First Friday Features:
- The Guests Of Honor
First Fridays are a time to bring together the community and support the city we call home. We are selecting a group to honor each First Friday that is also working in the community to make Gainesville an even more beautiful place to live.
- Food Tastings
Every hour for the first 15 minutes there will be a food sampling from the local downtown restaurants. Food tastings will happen at both the block party and select restaurants.
- First Friday Event Program
Its a new year and that means new changes! Be sure to download our First Friday and QBOT app, both free in your App or Google Play store. The featured specials at each location and our hourly raffles will be accessed through these apps and push notifications. If you do not have a smart phone, you can still pick up a list of specials at our First Friday booth, next to the LunchBox, in the Bo Diddley Community Plaza.
Getting your passports stamped earns you raffle tickets to be used during our huge hourly raffle.
- Live Music @ Bo Diddley Community Plaza
- Block Party
Found inside the Bo Diddley Community Plaza.
- Beer Garden
Inside our monthly block party we will have a beer garden where you can buy beer and wine and help support Pledge 5 Foundation.
Dice Roll Contest:
Don’t miss the opportunity to roll the Pledge 5 dice to win a Honda Accord! Every hour on the hour you can gamble a VIP tab or pledge 5 community service hours to us! You get 5 rolls to spell out H-O-N-D-A and if you succeed, walk away with the keys to a brand new Accord, courtesy of Honda of Gainesville. Everyone is a WINNER!
Roll the following:
H: An extra raffle tickets for the Hourly Raffles presented by Monster Energy
H – O: Single ticket to The Continuum 5K-9 (www.5k-9.org)
H – O – N: $50 Gift Certificate to Thrift 5 / Thrift 5 Boutique
H – O – N – D: Cruise for Two to the Bahamas
H – O – N – D – A: New Honda Accord
First Friday is Gainesville’s largest happy hour! Businesses include: Sarkara Sweets, , Dragonfly, Sweet Mel’s, Emiliano’s Cafe, Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Sharab Lounge, Tall Paul’s Brew House, 101 Downtown, Vellos Historic Brickstreet Grill, Gainesville House of Beer, Relish Big Tasty Burger!, The Midnight, Mochi Frozen Yogurt, Maude’s Classic Cafe, Ingenue Avenue, and Liquid Ginger!
Pledge 5 Foundation encourages individuals to develop charitable habits by organizing manageable charity drives, meaningful volunteer opportunities and rewards for participation.
Pledge 5 Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501c3 corporation and as such, all gifts, contributions, and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.